Greywater Reed Bed Filtration System (Part 1)

Greywater Reed Bed Filtration System (Part 1)

Lately I’ve been trying to figure out how to conserve and re-use water. Our grey water (all water accept the kitchen and toilets) has been plumbed to drain out on top of the ground. This bothers me greatly, which is why I decided to build a DIY Grey Water/Reed Bed system.

In this video I show you how I built the grey water system using a single 55 gallon plastic barrel, a rejected Werner Ladder ladder rail, some old 100% silicone, and PVC from a previous DIY project.

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Additionally, I plan on using the same water (after exiting the reed bed), to water the wicking beds (now being converted to flow-through), and to continue out of the wicking beds and into a non-conventional garden planted in GardenSoxx (see explanation here

My question: What type of plants would you recommend planting in this reed bed? We’ll be planting and connecting this system in part 2.

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Recorded With – Canon VIXIA HF R400 ( and iPhone 6.